Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Sunday Post #5 (12.29.13)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   

I've decided to try a new weekly meme - a place where I can do both a weekly wrap up and share what books I get all in one post, so I'm going to give The Sunday Post a try, and also link up with Sheila's It's Monday Post over at Book Journey
Another crazy week that resulted in little to no reading time. Between getting last minute holiday stuff done before heading to my in-laws for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then getting my house ready for my family's Christmas celebration today - I've been a bit frazzled!!! Today we're hosting 23 people - 14 adults and 9 kids - and hubby, my rockstar, is doing all the cooking! While I'm excited to see my siblings and their kids, I have to say I will also be glad when tomorrow comes and I can finally sit with my feet up and just read all day!

I'm also quite excited that hubby and I have decided to have a quiet night in for New Years. He has to work that day and I plan on just reading and catching up on the blog. I still need to put together my end of year post and my goals post for 2014 as well as finalize what reading challenges I will be participating in for the upcoming year. I'm super excited that the next Bout of Books will be the first full week in January - I'm hoping that will kick-start my reading for the new year. Will you be participating?

Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe New Year!!!

Last week on the Blog:    
* Review: A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods   
* Bout of Books 9.0 Sign Up!
Books Read:  
* Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner (audio book)

Currently Reading:    
* Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs (review book)
* Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (audio book)  
* The Lake House by Marci Nault (mine)
Books Up Next:    
* Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller (review e-book)    
* Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (review e-book)

Current Giveaways:    
* None right now
Coming Up on the Blog:  
* Review: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen 
* Review: Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller 
* Month in Review: December 2013  
* Year in Review Post: 2013  
* 2014 Goals for Reading/Blogging/Life in General    

Book Haul:   
For Review:    
* Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan (e-book ARC via Netgalley)  
* Evening Stars by Susan Mallery (e-book ARC via Netgalley)  
* The Cottage on Juniper Ridge by Sheila Roberts (e-book ARC via Netgalley)  
* The Chance by Robyn Carr (e-book ARC via Netgalley)  
* The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (e-book)
From Library:
* Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (audio b00k)
Gift (from my book friend T!):
* The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson (signed by author!)
* Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson(signed by author!)



  1. Sounds like you had a busy past week like I did. I hope your celebration today goes well and you all have fun! I don't typically do many read-a-thons. :( I just read when I can. But I hope Bout of Books kick starts your 2014 reading!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. OMGosh! good luck today! You and especially your hubs deserve a nice quiet night in on New Years - those are the best! I hate going out anymore - I've gotten too old for that :D

    Awesome haul!!! You read all the classic books that I take care of at my library (keep in order on the shelves - it's such a tough job, ha!). So I'm totally familiar with them! Someday, I'll get my head out of NA and UF and head over to adult contemp :)

    btw... I love how you spell your name ;) Have a wonderful night on New Years!!! My Sunday Post

  3. Sounds like a sensible New Year's Eve....and I hope to do the same. And will probably take down my Christmas stuff on New Year's Day.

    I loved both of those Joshilyn Jackson books...and I'm looking forward to Touch and Go and Whiskey Beach.


  4. We are having a quiet New Year's Eve as well since we will be traveling New Year's day. I am hoping to relax and get some reading done as well. Enjoy your family :)

  5. We are doing the quiet New Year's thing as well. I am looking forward to Big Sky Secrets. Happy New Year.

  6. A quiet New Year's sounds perfect. Enjoy!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Ha! I will be having a quiet New Year's Eve too. Like you I am working on Review 2013 post and goals for 2014. Just reading goals though.
    I will be interested to see what you think of audio of Whiskey Beach. I think it is a male narrator, and I tend to prefer females narrating, so chose to read it instead.

  8. I think that is the best New Years plan - I like to stay in too... its a great night to read :)

  9. I love to make resolutions. I wonder if I'm the only one who loves to do this. I love to make ones that I can actually keep!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  10. What a busy week! It does sound like fun though. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading and happy new year!

  11. You did good with your Tess G series, you kept at it. Enjoy the quiet night in.

  12. That sounds like a perfect way to bring in the new year! We will be sitting down with champagne after the little people finally go to sleep.
    Have fun with the Bout of Books!


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